Recipes at the top, sweet blog post below.
Kira's Christmas Monkey Bread
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut each biscuit into fourths. In a large bag or plastic container (with a lid), combine the Truvia and the cinnamon. Add the small biscuit pieces to the container, ~10 pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Place each piece into a lightly greased bundt pan, sprinkling in half the pecans as you go.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add in the brown sugar, vanilla and remaining sugar mixture. Bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally, and then remove from heat. Drizzle over biscuit pieces in bundt pan. Bake in center of the oven for ~30 minutes.
Let cool for ~10-15 minutes. Place a plate on top of the bundt pan and flip over to plate the monkey bread. Sprinkle remaining crushed pecans on top.
ONLY 5 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
I know that monkey bread isn’t really considered a Christmas dish, but I decided this year that I am going to make this every Christmas morning for us because it is delicious and easy to make. Traditions are fun (and tasty)! I could only do so much to slim this one down… because it’s monkey bread, but hey – at least it isn’t straight sugar in there and that’s a healthy butter! Now if you want to go all Suzy Homemaker and make your own biscuits – Kudos! I applaud you, my friend. However… ain’t nobody got time for that… on Christmas morning.
Now monkey bread is kind of weird for me. I had never even used a bundt pan (like this one) until I made this for the first time. I grew up on the east coast in New Hampshire and I never even heard of this particular baked good until I moved to Illinois years ago. I think this has to be a midwest thing.
Wait. Hold on. The Google has spoken and it’s actually based upon a Hungarian dessert called Arany Galushka, but was popularized in the United States in the 1950s by Nancy Reagan when she served it in the White House at Christmas. So it is a Christmas thing after all! (Sort of). Either way, it’s a fun, sweet finger food and kids love it too.
So this one will be short and sweet, my peeps. Christmas is coming!!!! Pray for some snow so we can have that white Christmas we all dream about. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see my Christmas lights sparkle off the new fallen snow, whilst drinking some hot cocoa under a nice a fuzzy blanket. Man, I love winter! <3